While back in San Francisco, I visited Pier 24 with a friend of mine to see “A Sense of Place” – a group show that about how photography influences our perception and understanding of our environment and places we live. As usual, this show highlights many heavy-hitters including: Andreas Gursky, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, Jeff Wall, Wolfgang Tillmans, and many more, but it was lesser known photographers like John Chiara and Todd Hido who really captured my eye.
If you’re not familiar with Pier 24 Photography Collection, its an amazing place that I highly recommend visiting if ever in San Francisco. It houses one of, if not the, best photography collections in the country that includes almost every major photographer from the past 100 years. The collection lives in a warehouse on the water near the Bay Bridge and is free but can only be visited by making an appointment in advance. They limit attendence to small groups every few hours, thus creating an extremely intimate and personal experience with the work. If you’re interested here’s the link: http://www.pier24.org
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